When tornadoes roar overhead, people hunker down in their basements or other shelters as the powerful storms rip through homes and businesses.
But officials in the state capital of Lincoln say the city and Lancaster
County, like many other Nebraska villages, towns, cities and counties, have no public storm shelters.
That leaves thousands of people vulnerable at work or in their mobile homes, apartments or slab-foundation houses.
The city/county emergency management director, Doug Ahlberg, says people who lack access to a shelter must have a plan ready for when severe weather strikes. He says that includes asking neighbors or nearby churches if their basements would be available.